groups, are getting together. they are talking to each other. , the challenge with the political transition is, first, we do not have the political party system, so we can prepare institutionally. the second challenge is, as much as political leaders in afghanistan are getting together and talking to each other, no one is really taking a lead to take a clear position on certain national issues, because of the uncertainty surrounding afghanistan on one hand, and on the other hand, president karzai being a sitting president. even if he does not run for the presidency, he wants to have the most important influence on determining the succession and outcome of the transition. therefore, i do not think he is going to endorse any person soon. as soon as he endorses a person or political force, he will become a lame duck. people will align themselves for or against that person. naturally, he will delay that process of clearly indicating where he stands on the issue of elections and succession.